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Indraprastham – n. It is derived as indrasya indrakīlasya prastham iva (Resembling the peak of Indrakīla mountain). It is the City built by king Yudhiṣṭhira, now famous as Delhi. We see a description of the city in MBh. 1|208|281
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Trans. – Then, those great warriors, having performed an expiatory rite in a sacred, auspicious place, built a city led by Dvaipāyana; a city decorated with trenches resembling the seas. That Indraprastha shone like the heaven, like a group of clouds penetrated and encapsulated by lightning.
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==Gender of word==
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Indraprastham is [[a]] neutral form
  
• Notes by the editor: Indraprastha was the capital city built by the Paṇḍava-s, with the help of Maya, the architect of Demons, who was rescued by Arjuna during the burning of Khāṇḍavavana.
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==Origin of word==
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It is derived from 'indrasya indrakīlasya prastham iva' which means "Resembling the peak of Indrakīla mountain".
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==Indraprastham as per Mahābhārat==
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Indraprastham is the capital city of the Paṇḍavas<ref>Mahābhārat 1-208,1-281</ref> and was built with the help of Māya [[asura]] who [[Arjuna]] had saved during the burning of the Khāṇḍavavana.
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<blockquote>Then, those great warriors, having performed an expiatory rite in [[a]] sacred, auspicious place, built a city led by [[Dvaipāyana]]; a city decorated with trenches resembling the seas. That Indraprastha shone like the heaven, like a group of clouds penetrated and encapsulated by lightning.<ref>Mahābhārat</ref></blockquote>
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It is presently known as Delhi.
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==References==
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* Shabdakalpadrumah by Raja Radhakantdev, Varadaprasada Vasu, Haricarana Vasu
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[[Category:Shabdakalpadrumah]]

Latest revision as of 23:35, 16 December 2016

By M. A. Alwar


Gender of word

Indraprastham is a neutral form

Origin of word

It is derived from 'indrasya indrakīlasya prastham iva' which means "Resembling the peak of Indrakīla mountain".

Indraprastham as per Mahābhārat

Indraprastham is the capital city of the Paṇḍavas[1] and was built with the help of Māya asura who Arjuna had saved during the burning of the Khāṇḍavavana.

Then, those great warriors, having performed an expiatory rite in a sacred, auspicious place, built a city led by Dvaipāyana; a city decorated with trenches resembling the seas. That Indraprastha shone like the heaven, like a group of clouds penetrated and encapsulated by lightning.[2]

It is presently known as Delhi.

References

  1. Mahābhārat 1-208,1-281
  2. Mahābhārat
  • Shabdakalpadrumah by Raja Radhakantdev, Varadaprasada Vasu, Haricarana Vasu